Kazakh Senate approves bill to enhance education sector

Kazakh Senate approves bill to enhance education sector

In Kazakhstan, a prohibition on constructing multi-storey residential complexes without consideration for schools, kindergartens, and hospitals is being introduced. These and other provisions are outlined in a draft law on education, mentorship, and child safety. The document has been approved by Senate members. Overall, the bill encompasses a set of measures aimed at enhancing the education sector. Thus, it establishes regulations regarding mobile phone usage in schools. Additionally, the draft law provides for the enrollment of children in the first grade without testing and ensures a unified kindergarten enrollment process.

“The law approved today includes several important amendments aimed at further enhancing legislation in this area. Provisions are being introduced to ensure child safety. The law also includes regulations regarding mentoring. We hope that the approved law will give impetus to systematic work in protecting children’s rights,” said Maulen Ashimbayev, Chairperson of the Senate, the Upper House of the Kazakh Parliament.